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Candidate Bio's

Chet Decker

Chet is a retired pastor, who now owns and operates a remodeling company with his son. Married to
Vickie for 48 years, they have 3 married adult children and three grandchildren. Chet has hunted
extensively with just under 100 different species harvested from Africa, North and South America. Chet
is an SCI Life Member. He has served on the Detroit SCI Board of Directors since 2018 and as President
of the Chapter since June 2019 to present.

Brett Stirzinger

Brett Stirzinger is an automotive engineer and studied mechanical engineering at Kettering
University. He enjoys hunting whitetail deer in northern Michigan as well as pheasant hunting
in the thumb of Michigan. Hunting plains game in South Africa is his most memorable hunting
experience, and he wishes to hunt red stag and fallow deer in New Zealand in the future. He
also enjoys archery and firearm shooting. Brett is proud to be a member of SCI and its advocacy
for hunter’s rights and conservation for future generations.

Chas Arnold

I am a lifelong avid Michigan hunter and fisherman. Since retiring from ATT after 41 years I've been able to increase my time on the water and in the woods. My wife of 47 years loves the time we spend up north at our cabin in the woods, as she is a fantastic wildlife photographer. We have one daughter who is successful in her own rite living in New York. I’ve served as the Secretary on the SCI Detroit Chapter Board of Directors for the past several years. I’ve also been given the esteemed honor to chair the Humanitarian position as a board member. I am a Vietnam era veteran and support our local servicemen and women.
I am passionate with my woodworking hobby and have been able to reconstruct almost every room in our home - and especially proud of our custom-crafted kitchen. I love helping people, am devoted to family, and cherish my church.

Jack Wagner

Life member of SCI and SCI Detroit Chapter for a long time, Patron Life NRA member

Currently SCI Detroit chapter board member for the past year
Have been an active member of the Detroit chapter for over 20 years. Participation includes assisting setup, breakdown and attending chapter annual fundraiser. Attending other chapter events such as Awards dinner, 22 shoot, pheasant hunt etc. When time has permitted have attended West Bloomfield & Flint chapter events. Main hunting pursuits upland bird & deer. My interest in being an SCI Detroit board member is to assist in and support of the Detroit chapter and functions. Along with gaining a greater understanding of the chapter operations And support of future programs and goals.
Thank you for your support and vote

Ray Hollingsworth,

I have been a board member and an SCI member since 1995, past president of Detroit SCI, and current treasurer.


As a lifelong hunter from a child to the present day, I still love sitting in the woods on those autumn days. I am proud of the work the chapter has done in supporting hunting advocacy, habitat, education, veterans, scholarships, and more. In today’s environment it is hard to find people to stand
up, take responsibility and fight for what they enjoy in life, giving back!

I am running for what is going on my 10th term and look forward for your support.

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